COMMON PRESCRIPTIONS

YOU WILL BUILD CREDIBILITY AND GET MORE POLICIES APPROVED BY KNOWING THE MOST COMMON MEDICATIONS. STUDY THESE, MOST IMPORTANTLY, CALL MANAGER IN HOME WITH CUSTOMERS PILL BOTTLES ON TABLE.

 

How do Common Blood Pressure Meds Work?

 

Diuretics/Water Pills- Designed to help kidney flush the system of salt and water, decreasing the amount of pressure in the arteries. (HINT: Look for the “ide” at end of medication name)

HydroDiuril®- Hydrochlorothiazide (Common for CHF)

Microzide®- Hydrochlorothiszide (Common for CHF) 

Lasix®- Furosemide

Digoxin- Helps heart pump (Common for CHF) 

 

Beta-Blockers- Designed to decrease the force the heart uses to pump blood into the arteries.

(HINT: Look for the “lol” at the end of medication name)

Atenolol (Common HBP)

Coreg®- Carvedilol (May be for CHF)

Metoprolol (common HBP)

 

Calcium Channel Blockers- Designed to lowers BP by either lowering the force at which blood is pumped or opens the arteries to decrease resistance. 

Lower’s Pump Force

Isoptin®- Verapamil

Cardizem®- Diltiazem

 

Open’s Arteries

(HINT: Look for “pine” at the end of the drug name)

Norvasc®- Amplodipine

 

ACE Inhibitors- Designed to dilate the arteries to allow for increased blood flow.

(HINT: Look for “pril” at the end of the drug name)

Lotensin®- Benazepril

Prinivil®- Lisinopril

Accupril®- Quinapril

Altace®- Ramipril (Common CHF Med)

 

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)- are similar to ACE inhibitors but tend to have less side effects.

Diovan®- Valsartan  ($3.5B/yr) (Common CHF Med)

Xarelto- hydrochlorothiszide

Cozarr®- Losartin

 

LEARN THE MOST COMMON MEDICATIONS (Knowing meds will build credibility with customer and help you place them with correct carrier. Call manager in home)

 

3 of the Most common hypertension/High Blood pressure medications

Lisinopril

Atenolol

Metroprolol

 

3 Most Common Stroke/Anticoagulants 

Warfirin

Coumadin 

Plavix 

 

5 of the Most Common CHF medications

Diovan

Coumadin

Lasix

Coreg

Altace

 

 

 

Common Diabetes Medications

 

2 Most common Insulin Injectable Medications works by helping move sugar from blood steam into other body tissue where it is used for energy when the pancreas cannot create adequate amounts (type 1) of insulin. Also stops liver from producing more sugar.

Lantus - insulin glargine ($7.8B/yr)

NovoLog/NovoRapid - insulin aspart ($3.1B/yr)

 

3 Most Common Oral Diabetes Medications – work in three ways, producing more insulin, using insulin better (makes body more sensitive to insulin) or stimulates liver to produce less glucose/sugar.

metformin (produce less glucose)

Januvia - sitagliptin phosphate ($4.0B/yr)

Actos – pioglitazone (uses insulin better)

 

 

Common Neuropathy Complications Medications

2 Most common Nueropothy Medications

Lyrica – pregabalin ($4.5B/yr)

Gabapentin – neurontin

 

Common Cholesterol Medications (Not typically underwritten above age 45)

4 Most Common HCHL Medications  (Look for “or” or “statin” at the end of the drug name)

Crestor – rosuvastin calcium ($5.9B/yr)

simvastatin

Lipitor – atorvastatin

Tricor - fenofibrate

 

 

Common Lung Medications

4 Most Common COPD Medications- most work by relaxing and opening the airway passages, secondly are oral steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Symbicort – budesonide, formoterol ($3.4B/yr)

Albuterol – ProAir

Advair – fluticasone, salmeterol ($8.7B/yr)

Spiriva – tiotropium bromide ($3.0B/yr)

 

 

 

 

Common Gastro Medications (DONT AFFECT APPROVAL)

Nexium - esomeprazole ($3.8B/yr)

Invega Sustenna – rabeprazole

Delzicol, Pravacid, Pepcid, Prilosec, Zofran

Avodart – dutasteride

 

Common Cancer Medications (Cancer outside 3 years is APPROVED with most carriers)

Neulasta – pegfilgrastim ($4.3B/yr)

Gleevec – Glivex, imatinib mesylate ($4.6B/yr)

Avastin – bevacizumab ($7.0B/yr)

Rituxan – rituximab, MabThera  ($8.9B/yr)

Alimta –pemetrexed

 

 

Common Depression/Anxiety Medications (DONT TYPICALLY AFFECT APPROAVAL OVER 45 Y.O.)

Cymbalta – duloxetine ($5.1B/yr)

Abilify – aripiprazole ($5.2B/yr)

Effexor - venlafaxine

Paxil - paroxetine

Prozac - fluoxetine

Valium - diazepam

Xanax – alprazolam

Wellbutrin – buprppion

Zoloft - sertraline

 

Common Arthritis Medications (DONT TYPICALLY AFFECT APPROVAL)

Celebrex – celecoxib ($3.0B/yr)

Humira – adalimumab ($10.6B/yr)

 

 

Common Alzheimers Medications (GO GUARANTEED ISSUE IN MOST CASES)

Namenda

Aricept

 

Common Multiple Sclerosis Medications

Avonex – interferon beta 1a

Rebif – interferon beta 1a

Gilenya – fingolimod

 

Common Pain Medications (DONT TYPICALLY AFFECT APPROVAL)

OxyContin - oxycodone

Acetaminophen – HydroCodone

Lidocaine - lidocaine

Tramadol - ultram

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